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State distributes reusable bags to help needy adjust to ban

Keeping plastic bags out of landfills and the environment is the goal of New York State’s ban of the bags in grocery stores, but Foodlink’s CEO Julia...
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Mon, 03/02/2020 - 12:28pm
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New York's plastic bag ban takes effect March 1 

On March 1, grocery stores and other retail outlets will no longer be providing shoppers with single-use plastic bags, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s...
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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:57am
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Supporters, opponents find fault with new state regs on plastic bag ban

The state’s ban on most single-use plastic bags takes effect March 1, and over the holiday weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s environmental agency released...
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Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:40am
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Environmentalists feel rules for plastic bag ban do not go far enough

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York retailers have begun giving up single-use plastic bags as the state prepares for the March 1 implementation of a ban aimed at...
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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:54am
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Supporters of March 1 plastic bag ban say more publicity needed

The ban on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets and other shops takes effect in just over a month. Supporters say the state’s environmental agency...
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Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:47am
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Connections: Discussing the impact of Wegmans' ban on most single-use plastic bags

At midnight on Monday, Wegmans enacted its ban on most single-use plastic bags. That means customers can now use reusable bags or pay five cents for...
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 9:31am
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Wegmans single-use plastic bag ban begins Monday

Starting Monday, single-use plastic bags won't be available at area Wegmans stores. The grocery chain is getting an early start on the state-wide ban,...
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Mon, 01/27/2020 - 5:06am
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Wegmans plastic bag ban starts January 27

Wegmans shoppers will no longer be able to carry their groceries home in the store's recognizable brown plastic bags at the end of January. The...
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Mon, 01/06/2020 - 8:48am
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Cuomo signs plastic bag ban

As Earth Day was celebrated Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that bans single-use plastic bags in grocery stores and other retail shops in...
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Mon, 04/22/2019 - 1:17pm
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